The fast spread of the coronavirus in Brazil represents "a great threat" to Paraguay, which has managed to contain the advance of the pandemic over the last two months with a strict lockdown, President Mario Abdo said on Friday.
Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to stem the spread of the pandemic.
As a global coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, landlocked Paraguay did not wait, imposing a strict lockdown in early March, before neighboring countries. The result: the fewest cases in the region.
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